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What measure to be taken care for low RDW

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have di... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Normal: Rdw is either normal or elevated, it is not low. However, RDW may be normal or at the lower end of normal and a person may still have a red cell disor... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Probably nothing: The RDW is how the size of your red blood cells varies with the mean size of your red blood cells. There is no harm in having a low rdw. Certain types... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Iron deficiency.: These findings on a CBC usually mean iron deficiency. There are other causes of low MCV including thalassemia, sideroblastic anemia & lead poisoning.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
May not be problem: Is the rest of the hemogram normal.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not significant: None of those values is significant in the absence of clinical disease.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No that low.: High RDW and low MCH are both consistent with blood loss and mild iron deficiency - with menses most likely, or sometimes with an ulcer.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
Critical Care 24 years experience
Nothing definite: These results alone are not concerning. Your Eosinophils can be 1% of your total count and be fine. The RDW tells about the red cells size in compar... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
More info: Is there a family history of spherocytosis? Is there any history of jaundice (yellowness) or of enlarged spleen. Why was this group of tests done and ... Read More

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